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baltimore. the executive director of the baltimore child abuse center is not surprised by the depth of the problem. >> it is not specific to the boy scouts. there are many institutions that had this problem. it shows it is a wide problem in america that we need to do something about. >> a statement from the boy scouts of america acknowledges in the past the response to allegations have been insufficient or inappropriate. >> we did not do the job we should have. we are profoundly sorry for that. >> locally, the council ceo says there has been an intense focus on safety for years. training for youth protection is mandatory for all adults. the scouts are taught to resist and report immediately. there is a policy that requires at least two leaders with the scouts at all times. >> if we found a leader alone with a scout, they would be removed immediately.
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not tomorrow, today. not today, this hour. >> experts say keeping kids safe is not a -- just up to the organization. parents should be involved in any program their children are part of. >> you need to look around and ask tough questions to whoever is running the program. if you are not comfortable with the answers, you should press the program or take your child elsewhere. >> be vigilant of anyone who wants to spend extra time with your child outside of the program time. >> if there is someone who likes to give more than you do, maybe you should question why you are leaving them alone with your child. >> if someone reports abuse, the first thing they do is help people file a report with police. if they do not do it, the scouts will do it for them. >> we showed you the video last night. tonight howard county police say they have caught the man who was
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secretly videotaping women in their homes for months. there is the possibility there are more victims. detectives say 42-year-old michael stephen mckenny is the peeping tom they have been searching for. the rest came this hours after 11 is released the video of the man now believed to be mckenny. he was caught on surveillance multiple times moving the camera to different parts of the house. police tell us he managed to steal the victim's house key and made copies. detectives are working to notify two other women who were also recorded in an unknown residential bathroom. they are continuing to investigate whether there are additional victims. >> the jury has taken a case in the trial of the two prince george's county officers accused of beating a student with pecans. -- with batons. lowell melser has more on the story.
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>> closing arguments took much of the day. the jury got the case around 3:00 this afternoon. they have only been deliberating for about two hours. the only request made so far is the jury wanted to see the video of the beating. reginald baker and james harrison now wait on the jury for a verdict. the case lasted a week. it narrowly avoided a mistrial after was revealed juggdge woodard was married to an officer present -- previously convicted of using excessive force. they were charged after beating a stupid -- student during an incident in 2010. the incident was caught on video from a nearby apartment building.
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both men took the stand to tell their side of the case. they say he was the aggressor and startled a mounted horse. first baker and then harrison to assist. their attorneys emphasized their clients were doing what they could to diffuse a dangerous situation. prosecutors claimed the man overreacted and the video clearly showed the officers continued to beat on mckenna even though he was on the ground and not fighting back. prosecutors also questioned officer harris and's integrity -- harrison's integrity saying he lied in then recanted the story. i spoke with the public information officer. he tells me the jury can go as late as 9:00 tonight. if the verdict is not reached, the jury will reconvene on monday and continue deliberating. both officers are facing
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charges of second-degree assault and misconduct. i am lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are going to charge a 21-year-old pasadena man with more than 130 counts of animal cruelty after authorities seized more than 40 animals from shane taylor's home. police say many of the animals were without food or drinking water. he told 11 news they were rescues and well taken care of. he has been served with a criminal warrant. >> and baltimore family is pleading for your help one year after their son was finally murdered. the man who killed him is still on the run. new evidence could bring him closer to justice. rob roblin has the story. >> it was a year ago today when baltimore county police found the 21-year-old inside a car.
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he had been shot several times. >> detectives learned he had been at the mcdonald's on liberty road earlier in the evening. we believe he went there to meet individuals. after he left the restaurant and walked to his car, we believe the three suspects followed him and forced him to drive have a mile to the location where his body was found. >> police released these pictures of the suspects taken at the mcdonald's. the victim's mother sitting next to her husband and daughter asked for help in solving her son's murder. >> that is what we're hoping for today, that somebody will look at these pictures and recognize these guys and make a phone call to help us get justice for our son. >> along with the crime stoppers reward, the family is also offering $10,000 for any information leading to an arrest. >> we are surviving by the grace
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of god and the love and in support of family and friends. every day is a struggle. >> authorities are asking for the help of the public. if anyone has information, you are asked to call baltimore county police. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. 410-307-2020. >> heavy showers and storms came through last night and this morning. mostly off the coast and moving away. that is opening the door to a nice weekend. we are seeing one last batch of showers coming into parts of montgomery and howard county possibly getting into the baltimore area. we have a line of sprinkles to contend with through the early evening. the showers will stay west of the mountain and weeken.
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the weekend is looking really nice. nice fall conditions for the weekend into early next week. the full forecast is coming up in a few minutes. >> just over two weeks left in the race for the white house. it is tighter than ever. frustrated with what he sees as ms. romney -- mitt romney's shifting positions on issues, president obama unleashed some comedy. >> you have got to believe neither of these presidential candidates is doing a lot of laughing in private. the race is so close is agonizing. the president in public was cracking up today. in northern virginia, president obama joked his opponent has a condition. >> i think it is called from the -- romneysia.
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>> if you say you are for equal pay for equal work but keep refusing to say whether you would sign a bill to protect that, you might have romneysia. in a debate, you might say you do not know anything about giving tax breaks to rich folks. obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. >> he got a glass, but is -- in got big laughs, but his support in the state has dropped. mitt romney says women have not forgotten how they suffered in four years. polls show mitt romney ahead. two others show them tied. two others show him trailing in the states needs to win. the next debate is next week in florida. another issue is how the president defended the issue
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last night. >> it was not the optimal response to the american people. >> if quarter americans get killed, it is not optimal. -- if four americans get killed, it is not optimal. we will fix it. >> the term is being called inappropriate. let mitt romney site in "binders full of women." the airplanes stop on the same taxiway in florida today. the airplanes of paul ryan and joe biden seemed symbolic. the latest poll suggests president obama has the edge. if he winds up those three states, he almost surely wins the election. wbal-tv 11 news. >> a continues to be interesting up to the end. baltimore county officials are
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taking another look at the way students are searched on campus. >> the district says it has nothing to do with recent incidents. tim tooten finds out why. >> the terror attack to reduce the attempt to attack the -- attempted terror attack on the fed is hitting close to home.
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and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >> the man accused of plotting to attack the federal reserve was reportedly considering tapping a location in baltimore according to authorities recording the phone calls of nafis for a least 10 days. he had contacts with al qaeda overseas and mention the attack in a military base in baltimore with one guard outside. authorities have not yet determined which military installations the suspect was referring to. they say he changed course to attack more people. the bangladeshi national was arrested on wednesday after he attempted to detonate when he thought was a real bomb outside the federal reserve in manhattan. >> the ravens tape on the houston texans on sunday.
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some big questions are about to be answered. will he or won't he? the anticipation of terrell suggs. pete gilbert joins us with details. >> the ravens suffered a huge hit without lewis and webb. they have thrived in the past without key players. another chance comes on sunday. terrell suggs has practiced all week. he is six months removed from achilles' tendon surgery. reports were rampant this week about his intentions on sunday. will he play in houston? >> i do not know. we will see. [laughter] finally somebody asked the question. way to step up. if i knew, i would not tell you. i do not know what i know.
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we will have to see. that sums it up. he has done a really good job. this is a serious injury. he has worked hard. we have practiced him all week. we are not interested in them knowing. >> he still looks a little gimpy on the ankle. another player is not listed on the injury list. that is coming up at 6:00. >> the text question of the day. text us on the injuries. standard rates apply.
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>> your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with the chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> heavy showers last night and this morning. that part of the system has moved through baltimore and off the coast. these and rain is coming down across new england. -- decent rain is coming down across new england. there are showers in d.c. into southwest of the baltimore area. we will see if this turns into stronger storms. it looks like a line of showers that stretch from howard county into northern virginia and perhaps into western baltimore county. white sprinkles for the next couple of hours. we're not concerned with the rain west of the mountains. it looks like most of that will pass us by. we do have to finish up these last showers before we can give it the all clear on what looks like will be a nice weekend. cool air coming in from the west.
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40's and 50's over the upper midwest. that is pushing into the warmer and temperatures around here. richmond, 78. 75 in baltimore at this hour. the cooler air is still coming in triggering isolated showers for the next hour or two. the warm air will be pushed off. the cooler temperatures will filter in. by morning, the western suburbs will be in the 40's. downtown baltimore and the shore will stay in the 50's. the shower chances should diminish in the next few hours. in the skies were clear. white men that five most hour. -- then the skies would clear. those should clear in the next hours. this pushed the front through. that is clearing out. high pressure will fill in behind the storm. this will lift to the north and east berlin in nice ball whether for the weekend and next
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week. it is a slow-moving system. it is a beautiful satellite picture. sunshine tomorrow moning will give way to clouds in the afternoon. possibly a sprinkle toward sunset. it should be sunny day early on tomorrow before the clouds build up. the evening rain chances are less than 20%. potential in a few locations. on the day tomorrow, the wind out of the west. high tide will be at 10:55 in the morning. 40's for the highs tomorrow. still the risk of a shower. the unsettled weather in the ohio valley pushes into the mountains and hangs around for a day before it clears sunday with a high of 53. on the eastern shore, shower chances early this evening. the rest of the weekend looks nice. around ocean city and the
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beaches into the lower eastern shore, 70 tomorrow. 66 on sunday. lots of sunshine through the weekend. temperatures will be cool for a couple of days. this area will pass by. the chances of rain tomorrow minimal but there. lots of sun on monday. tuesday temperatures will begin to warm. toward the middle of next week, a highs in the 70's with a chance of showers. >> still ahead, it has been there in the skyline for decades. >> it is about to collapse. we will tell you why and what will happen to it when we come back. >> the national aquarium is happy to announce the birth of the baby sloth. the baby sloth.
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it's about fairness. this law does not force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and protecting all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6.
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>> according to officials, it is expensive to maintain. there are better ways to get the job done. that is why they plan on demolishing the tower next year. when the job is complete, they say they will use part of the area for an electrical substation. we know the city bike trail will run through the property set to open later this year. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> the flu is in town earlier than usual. the department of health announced today the first confirmed cases of influenza have been diagnosed in children in the baltimore region. one child was hospitalized. all four are reported to be doing well. flu is particularly dangerous
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for children. a review of cases reveals nearly half of the kids that died from the flu have no underlying health conditions. last year the first confirmed case was not reported until december 30. it is early this year. now to the latest on the meningitis outbreak. medicare is coming under scrutiny as concern grows over the nation's drug supply. program officials are scrambling to find out how many beneficiaries are among the more than 250 people sickened. the number in maryland stands at 16. officials in tennessee say the rate of infection seems to be declining. that is the state where it was first discovered. a new study shows when children are struck by cars starting into traffic. that is a problem. there's increasing evidence of young people being distracted by cell phones or hand-held
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games. >> having any kind of destruction can make them aware of their surroundings and less likely to pay attention to safety rules. >> in the study, nearly half of older children and 1/third of teenagers were hit when they crossed the street in the middle of the block. 18% of teenagers were using an electronic device when struck. cell phone technology is leading to new injuries. doctors say people experience trauma to their joints and ligaments from all of the texting. chiropractors say they are seen patients losing the natural curve in their necks. it can cause pressure and headaches. experts suggest taking a 15- minute break after every 10 minutes to stretch your neck. >> that is very interesting. still ahead, a new battle in the case of trayvon martin.
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his grades are at the center of a legal controversy. his parents are not backing down. >> we will find out why the baltimore school system is about to make changes. that story's coming up. hundred and eighty million dollars for maryland schools. that's a lot of money. my classroom. games and a new casino for maryland. million more for education every year. the money goes where it's supposed to. it's the law. this is about our kids. this is about better schools. seven. i'm voting for question seven. i'm voting for question seven.
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>> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00
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continues now. >> it is all being done in the name of safety. baltimore county is changing the way conducts student searches on and off campus. school officials want to revise the search policy. they say this is not in reaction to recent rash of gun-related incidents. >> those were incidents where students brought guns to campus concealed in book bags. it is just a coincidence? it is unusual timing. >> we are being told is just a coincidence. baltimore county wants to send a message to the community that it is serious about keeping schools safe. that is why the timing of the policy may be expected. baltimore county has always had the right to search students. it is a policy that dates back to 1970. it was updated five years ago. it is again under review.
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>> we want to make sure all children are safe. >> the new director of safety is recommending the board take another look at the policy. it already gives administrators the power to search students and lockers. students are also subject to searches any time during a school-related event. >> parent notification is important. sometimes the need for safety and security and reacting to an emergency situation, we have the right to search our lockers. they belong to the school system. that is potentially done. >> a few days ago, school officers were issued hand-held metal detectors that can be used to search students if authorities suspect they have a weapon. in both of the high-profile incidents this year, students showed up on campus with weapons in their book bag. at least two face criminal charges.
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as school officials work to revise the current policy, they say they will continue to enforce laws already on the books. >> if they find a substance or weapon that they are not to have on school property, the consequences are there for suspension. >> the school board will look at the proposed policy change on tuesday. the public will get to make comments in early november. you can see the entire policy change on our website click on education and alert. >> here's a look at other top stories. thousands of files outlining decades of sex abuse in the boy scouts revealed some of those cases took place in maryland. they include locations in baltimore, frederick, and other areas. the national boy scouts office released a statement acknowledging the responses were not appropriate. the organization says it has been committed to protecting
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boys from abuse for years. experts suggest parents stay engaged in their children's activities. jury deliberations are now under way in the trial of two prince george's county police officers charged with beating a university of maryland student. officers baker and harrison face second-degree assault and misconduct charges. the defense contends the officers were just trying to gain control of the crowd during a celebration in college park in march 2010. the most serious charges of first-degree assault were thrown out earlier this week. baltimore county police have released surveillance pictures in the hope of finding three suspects in the murder of a 21- year-old. gales was found shot to death one year ago today. his family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the rest of the suspects. anyone with information is asked to call metro crime stoppers.
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>> the spotlight is back on florida this evening and the high-profile trayvon martin murder case. lawyers were back in court arguing over evidence. at issue is whether the defense should have access to his school and social media records. >> he was once a neighborhood watch volunteer and now an accused killer. george zimmerman has been in hiding since finding out a florida jail. he was back in court today. the controversial case remains in the public spotlight. >> it is what happened on february 26 that is relevant. >> that is the night trayvon martin was gunned down in this gated community. simmons says it was self- defense. his parents and the state of florida say it was murder. in the hearing today, the judge agreed to the defense request for access to his school and cell phone records along with social media postings from martin and an unknown witness he
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was talking to in the minutes before his death. his parents say it is just a ploy to turn the tables on their sun. >> i feel his school records are not relevant in this case. >> he was just a kid up against a grown adult. >> our first priority should not be to assassinate the character of the victims and make their children seem as though they are the perpetrators. >> the defense argued in their opinion martin was the person on to the attack. >> there's a strong contention he was attacked by trayvon martin. he had his nose broken and his head smashed into the ground several times as he cried out for help. >> i respectfully disagree with his assessment of the fact. >> the complete argument is likely to come next spring during a standard ground self-
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defense hearing. -- stand your ground self- defense hearing. >> doctors treating the pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban are releasing the first photographs of her recovery. >> we will tell you one good sign being called a miracle. >> jennifer hudson is in town. her trip has a purpose. it is helping one fortunate family.
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policeprince george's department is morning one of their own. officer bowden was killed when his cruiser crossed into a utility pole. another driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. they say he was a six-year veteran of the force and leaves behind a son and daughter. this is the second time in two months accounting officer has been killed in a traffic accident. -- a county officer has been killed in a traffic accident.
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>> several people are recovering after a tractor- trailer crashed into a two school buses and other vehicles in pittsburgh this morning. officials say a total of nine cars were involved. a female bus driver and a man both suffered serious injuries when they were ejected from their vehicles. there were no students on one bus. the other bus still had to give students. the accident remains under investigation. >> of pakistani teenager shot by the taliban is now able to stand up and right. malala yousufzai is being treated at a hospital in the u.k. the medical director says she is still showing signs of infection. her supporters are tweeting daily about her progress calling her miracle malala. doctors say it is too soon to tell if she will make a complete recovery. >> she understands why she is here. it is a difficult position for her.
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she has gone from being on her school bus. the next thing she is consciously aware of his being in a strange hospital in a different country. she seems to have understood why she is no longer in pakistan and what has been happening to her. >> taliban gunmen shot and killed her on her way home from school. the taliban said she was targeted because she was an advocate for girls' education. >> still ahead, robocalls are not this fitting on the nerves of consumers. >> the federal government is fed up. a $50,000 offer is on the table if you can figure out how to stop them. >> a few showers, but a nice weekend ahead. insta-weather plus is coming up.
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i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren
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afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> here is what is coming out at 6:00. a new casino in prince george's county. what happens to expanded gambling if most of the states votes yes but county residents say no. it is a critical shortage in maryland, qualified math teachers. what the state is doing to fill the gap. we will have these stories and we will have these stories and more when ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder
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visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. earning 1% cash back as a pastor, my support for question 6 is rooted in my belief that the government should treat everyone equally. i wouldn't want someone denying my rights based upon their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6. >> it is an amazing singer in
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town. jennifer hudson is here. she is performing, but this trip also has a mission to end homelessness. she will be rehearsing downtown. performance tomorrow night. that performance is for the journey home gala. wbal-tv is on the board of the project. proceeds will be targeted to programs working with children living on the streets. it is expected to bring in about $800,000. at the end of the evening, a homeless family will be presented with the keys to a new home. for more information, go to >> york 11 insta-weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> most of the rain is well off the coast and moving out to sea. there are still some lingering showers early in the evening.
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and showers has developed west of baltimore that stretches throughout southern york county and into northern virginia. that line of showers does not appear to be making much progress in it is sitting there. there could be decent rain coming down in howard county and southern carroll county and farther south. not a lot of movement. the potential for an additional shall or lightning strike. -- additional shower or lighting strike. not a lot of rain to talk about. some locations got more than an inch. that shows you how very the rainfall amounts can be. it is coming down. west of town. not much happening in the city. 7.86 inches, below normal for the year. 10 degrees above the average
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today. the seller leave breeze with sunshine can get temperatures above normal. the record was not threatened today. there is cooler air to the west of us. it is moving in. it is 48 in cincinnati under clouds and showers. 50 around green bay. the cool air will be moving in. the western mountains have seen temperatures drop. we're holding in the 70's here. by morning, the skies clear. the western suburbs will drop into the mid-40s. the narrow band of clouds producing showers. most of the activity has passed us by. the area of low pressure near chicago will track northeast through northern new england. we may get crushed by the southern edge tomorrow evening. we will mention the possibility of a light shower tomorrow evening.
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we may get scraped by the southern part. that could trigger a spring. other than that, the weekend looks fine. only the minimal risk of an evening shower, less than 20% chance. in the western maryland mountains, it will be chilly day. high temperatures likely not getting out of the 40's. still a risk of a shower. lots of sunshine on sunday. more sunshine, 68 tomorrow and 65 on sunday. the coast will probably hit 70 degrees. a lot of sunshine and a high of 66. mid-60's tomorrow and sunday with lows in the 40's. the rain will be moving out. lots of sunshine on monday. a warming trend next week. try on tuesday. a slight chance of showers wednesday and thursday. a better chance of showers on friday. the highs for most of next week back into the 70's.
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>> we begin tonight's consumer alert with a look at the latest jobs report in maryland. the department of labor has released the numbers for september. it looks like there are 9800 more jobs this month. the unemployment rate is down to 6.9%. most of the gains were in professional and business services. the transportation, warehousing, and utilities utilities, education, and health care showed improvement. it has been two months since the tragic train derailment that left two teenagers did. this afternoon, the focus was on the financial problems it created for the neighboring economy. many of the local businesses are struggling to recover after the incident. the derailment was tragic and costly. it is estimated to have cost millions of dollars in damage. the county has been working to
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support the businesses along main street. an interesting offer from the federal government. ftc says it will pay some $50,000 to come up with the best technology to stop illegal robocalls danielle is in washington with details. >> the sec says they have looked in the technology is out -- the fcc says they have looked with the technology is not out there to stop the annoying robocalls. on the other end, one of the last people you want to hear from. rachel is part of an infamous. recorded marketing called targeting consumers with deceptive information. without the caller's permission,
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these calls are illegal. the perpetrators have alluded to the government and the national do not call list. she is one of millions who cannot seem to silence her phone. this year alone, nearly 4 million people filed complaints, more than twice as many as two years ago. >> changes in technology have made it extremely easy and cheap for people who do not want to follow the law. >> the attorney says they are asking for help. >> it is going to take bringing unlikely suspects to the table. >> they're launching a contest with a $50,000 reward for the person who developed the best robocall blocking technology. go online and submit your idea by january. >> it is about time. it is our telephone.
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we should have a right to control how it is used. >> a bit of hope for consumers that the ringing could be silenced. you can start submitting ideas on thursday. the political robocalls cannot be stopped because they are not considered a sales call. in washington, wbal-tv 11 news. >> consumer analysts are predicting this holiday shopping season to be the best for discounts in years. retailers are getting a head start with a number of deals. many will be matching the online prices of competitors. layaway deals are already bringing in more customers over the last month. all of that and it is not even halloween yet. two major commercial air
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carriers are starting nonstop seasonal service to key west. all you have to do is fly out of washington, d.c. direct flights will start taking off daily from december 22 through january 5. they will continue each saturday through april. this is huge. usually travelers have to change to a smaller airplane in south florida before the final leg on two key west. southwest is also adding direct service from new york. >> i like that. when you come to a fork in the road, do you take it? what if it is a six-foot tall sculpture? this visual pun in california had drivers scratching their heads. it was put up by a retired teacher who wants to remain anonymous. he said he thought of the road needed some humor. city officials have literally taken it down due to traffic and safety concerns. if you think math is hard, try
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finding teachers. one district is struggling to come up with the numbers they need. >> somewhere in the rain forest is a baby sloth. you have a chance to name it. details next.
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hundred and eighty million dollars for maryland schools. that's a lot of money. my classroom. games and a new casino for maryland. million more for education every year. the money goes where it's supposed to. it's the law. this is about our kids. this is about better schools. seven. i'm voting for question seven. i'm voting for question seven.
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>> the national aquarium's
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newest addition is not easy to see. the new sloth needs a name. >> the rain forest holds many treasures. some are easy to see. hidden in the trees are five sloths including this new addition born in august. >> we did not expect this e-mail to have a baby. -- we did not expect this e-mail to have a baby. >> here she is. maybe she is a he. they think she is a girl. she is about the size of the guinea pig. sloths are born with their eyes open. the aquarium wants the public to help. " you get to name it. it is exciting. >> they have launched an online campaign to find the perfect name. in one day, they got more than
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500 entries. >> cutie is one of my favorites. >> on average, they are only active about four hours a day. they spend most of their time in the trees. >> because they're doing what they do in nature, often they are difficult to see. >> take a good look at this face. what name does she scream to you? >> the public will be given two we to vote on the top names. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that is all for us at 5:00. here's a look at what is new at 6:00. >> we found something in the gambling law not mentioned in the tv commercials. it could have an impact on whether there is a casino.
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the story next on revenues. -- then story next on 11 news. >> there are new polls out as the can of its focus on the swing states. >> the jury will be deliberating into the evening in the case of two officers accused of beating a university student. 11 news at 6:00 start right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. >> the i team has uncovered something all of the ads are not telling you. >> the language of the gambling bill gives the county and the ability to deny even if the referendum passes statewide. david collins begins our coverage live from the newsroom. >> the language is not legally
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binding but is politically powerful. if that scenario plays out, the slots commission is likely to deny a sixth casino site. with the combined $50 million campaign for and against it does not tell you, is if it passes statewide and residence in prince george's county vote against it, there may be no sixth casino site. the bill states legislative intent that they may not award a license unless the majority of voters in the county approve the referendum authorized by the bill. >> it is not legally binding. in every bill, there is legislative intent. what is different about this one is it is explicitly stated what the legislative intent is. the legislative intent is.


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